Category: Trend

Social Media – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Quite recently I stumbled upon this talk on TEDxTysons. It’s by Cal Newport and he is all for quitting social media. Before you think he is too old or not enough tech-savvy, get this, he is a millennial and a computer scientist. Did I mention he is an author as well?

I am on every bit of social media available to humankind. You can find … Read the rest

Technology Today

    In an attempt to spice up an otherwise dull, gray Wednesday, here’s a few interesting links from around the world, mostly to do with emerging technology trends.
  1. Vine has been relaunched as Vine Camera, an app that will let you publish your six-second videos directly on Twitter.
  2. Expedia’s new VR film transports you to a Norwegian village. Travel meets advertising in this innovative spot,
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Happy New Year!

Without delving into the past, and feeling sorry for the mess that was 2016, I am going to start this year on a happy note. Above are nine of my “most liked” pics from Instagram. I wish they had included the oysters and lighthouses from our summer trip to Long Island. Other than that one missing bit, it’s stellar.

Wishing all my fellow bloggers and … Read the rest

Tahini on Toast. Take that, Peanut Allergy.

You will love this if you are allergic to peanuts but okay with ground sesame seeds, which is what tahini is. It is used to make hummus (which not many people do at home) or when frying up a batch of falafel (again, most people go for the take-out variety). It is also an answer to all those times when you travel with a preschooler … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

I should do this link love sort of posts more often. There’s so much fun stuff I want to share, and talk about.

First off, let me start by saying I do not like zoos. Most people will beat around the bush and tell you how it’s great for the animals because they are safe and cared for before they express their discomfort with it. … Read the rest

Snap, Crackle and Pop

If I had to pick one of the many, many things that make living in a country different from the one you grew up in, a fun experience, I would go with the “fun of fusion.” You take a bit of this, an idea from that, and boom, you have a new favorite.

Take Rice Krispies for example, the cereal that is pretty ordinary otherwise, … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

“You do some light housekeeping? Great, because I live in a lighthouse and it’s filthy.”

Says Amy Poehler with a straight face, while interviewing a candidate for a job at a law firm. As a rule I dislike Old Navy commercials (hate the one with the over-the-top TSA agent and the one with the weird mannequins) but I have to agree that Amy Poehler’s Old … Read the rest

Places I Would Like to Visit in 2014

I always start my New Year with a list of places I want to see and cuisines I would like to try. So here we go –

1. Beach holiday at Montauk, NY. When the temperature outside your window hits the sub-zero mark, all you can do is dream of the warm sun and the salty ocean breeze.

2. Burlington, VT on a short winter … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

It’s been a while since I have posted links of a few of my favorite things. With the Week of the Turkey upon us, this one has plenty to do with food and drinks.

First things first, do you brine your turkey? If yes, you better check out this Food Lab link before going through the hassle of submerging an entire bird in salted … Read the rest

10 Things I Learnt from our Last Trip

Prior to our visit to the Cape, we did plenty of research on cooking (the kind that is done far away from home), mostly because we were doing it for the first time. It’s one of the things you incorporate in your leisure schedule when you travel with a picky toddler who is allergic to a series of foodstuff. So before you scroll down to … Read the rest